OnlineAutoInsurance.com now makes available to readers the history of compulsory auto insurance in the United States
Online PR News – 22-July-2010 – – Consumers visiting OnlineAutoInsurance.com will find a fresh, new article on the site’s Frequently Asked Questions page that discusses the existence of mandatory auto insurance in the United States. There has been an incredible amount of debate in the past year about the merits of an individual mandate for health coverage, which would make the purchasing of such coverage a requirement for all U.S. citizens. While many Americans this year were for the first time considering what this would mean for the nation, many probably took the government-mandated requirement to possess automobile coverage to be a given. But how long has mandatory auto insurance been an accepted reality in this country?
The writers at Online Auto Insurance take this topic on in the latest of an ongoing series of answers to some car insurance questions commonly asked by consumers.
The first state to enact a mandate for healthcare, it turns out, is the same state to first enact a mandate for automotive liability coverage. That was Massachusetts, which in 1927 told its residents they would need liability coverage in order to drive. Since then, nearly all of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted similar legislation. Consumers should be aware, however, that the minimum coverage requirements differ between states. The new FAQ delves into the issue of the wide range of coverage-level requirements, and consumers looking for more information about minimum state coverage levels can visit state insurance department websites, a directory of which can be found at http://www.consumeraction.gov/insurance.shtml.
To find out more about the origination of state-mandated coverage requirements, and to learn about how mandatory insurance levels vary from state to state, consumers can visit http://www.onlineautoinsurance.com/learn/ to easily access information about this and a variety of other related topics.